Canon’s had more success than most in the higher-end point-and-shoot camera, and today is announcing updates to its most capable PowerShot compact camera - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
The Canon PowerShot SX50′s got a big, protruding lens and flash, though the added girth make it look a bit more like a DSLR. Part of its width can no doubt be chalked up to its 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD, which can be swiveled away from the body of the camera to help vary viewing angles.
Also, like the SX50, the SX500 has a devoted button for Zoom Framing Assist, which does a quick zoom out to help you reframe subjects on the fly.
Above the display you’ll find a play button and a cushioned viewfinder. To its right, you’ve got the Record, Display, Menu and access to settings like Macro and ISO.
You’ll find the rest to the settings — plus ON / OFF and access to that big 50x zooming to the right of the flash.
Key features of Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
- 50x ultra wide-angle zoom
- 4.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer. Intelligent IS
- 12.1 MP HS System with DIGIC 5
- Full HD, HDMI
- 7.1 cm (2.8″) vari-angle LCD, EVF
- Manual modes, RAW
- Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist
- Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
- High-speed Burst HQ
The PowerShot SX50 HS will run you $480 when it drops next month. [Source: Canon]